When to go
As with all of the islands in the Caribbean, Saint Lucia boasts a year round hot, tropical climate. The average annual temperature is approximately 26°C. While Saint Lucia is indeed fairly humid, there is generally a fair breeze which keeps the conditions more pleasant.
The rainy season ranges from June to November. During this time heavy showers are frequent but are interspersed by periods of fantastic blue skies and sunshine, with less rain on the north and south coasts than inland. Temperatures at this time still rise up to around 30°C
Saint Lucia's dry season runs from December through to May, offering superb conditions for visitors. Humidity, rainfall and heat are less during this time, with temperatures averaging about 28°C during the day and 22°C during the night and only the occasional shower.
What to see
Saint Lucia provides a vast array of attractions for visitors, both cultural and recreational. With its volcanic foundations, Saint Lucia boasts some truly spectacular scenery; Soufiere is home to the world's only drive-in volcano, while the island's many waterfalls offer romantic settings for bathing.
The stunning coastline features gorgeous beaches and offers a wealth of water sports and diving opportunities, with stunning coral reefs easily explored in crystal clear waters. Fishing for the likes of Blue Marlin and Yellow Fin Tuna is popular with visitors, while some prefer to relax while watching the turtles nesting on the beaches. In the heart of Saint Lucia visitors can hike through the dense rainforest in the National Rain Forest Reserve, discovering a plethora of wonderful wildlife.
Those looking to sample the traditional side of Saint Lucia can explore the many shopping markets, in the capital Castries as well as other areas such as Rodney Bay Marina and Maurice mason Street Market. There are also numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs throughout the island, offering traditional Caribbean style food and entertainment.